Oakley Hall's exact proportion of roots to rock is hard to measure, because in spite of the twangy acoustic stringed instruments, the New York band isn't really country, and though it's plenty loud, it isn't punky in the slightest. The best way to triangulate the position of Oakley Hall's fourth LP, I'll Follow You, is to locate it somewhere in the nexus of X, My Morning Jacket, and The New Pornographers, with multiple voices and an arsenal of sounds getting ample space to make themselves heard. Oakley Hall's almost indescribably transcendent quality burns through in songs like "All The Way Down," which rides amplified waves of fiery guitar and tuneful wailing, while evoking the reassuring fellowship of church camp.
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